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Category: Viking Star

Day Fifteen of My Great Viking Adventure Part 2: Que c’est triste Venise

         The last port of call on Viking Star’s Mediterranean Odyssey was Venice.  Beautiful Venezia, La Serenissima, so-called because the once all-powerful city state was referred to in Italian as the Most Serene Republic of Venice or Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia. No matter how many […]

Day Fourteen of My Great Viking Adventure Part 2: Split and the Cetina River

A Bas-Relief Map of Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace helps you get your bearings in Split          The Bell Tower of the Cathedral ofSt. Domnius dares from 1100 AD When I was growing up there was a rivalry between my hometown of Montreal and […]

Day Nine of My Great Viking Adventure Part 2: Roma. A Sentimental Journey

Some things in Rome are eternal.  Like St. Peter’s and Vatican City         Others. like Campo de’Fiori are not so. For years, I’ve actively avoided going anywhere near Rome.  Despite travel to Italy over the years, I wanted to lock Rome in my […]

Day Eight on My Great Viking Adventure Part 2: Florence, David and the Selfie Stick

David, 500 year old hunk          Initially, I’d signed up for a tour that took its participants into the countryside where we’d tour a winery and make ‘afternoon snacks’ called ‘marende’.  Now I lived in Italy and have gone there several times afterwards and I […]

Day Seven of My Great Viking Adventure Part 2: Putting the Monte in Monte Carlo

The smallest yachts in Monte Carlo.  The larger ones would fill the frame.          There’s something magical about just saying “I’m spending the day in Monte Carlo”.  This postage stamp Principality, which is actually the size of Central Park, simply reeks of money. Towering apartments shoot […]

Day Four of My Great Viking Adventure Part 2. Aboard Viking Star at last!

First glimpse of The World’s Best New Cruise Ship of 2015          Day 4 dawned rainy and the roof top breakfast room at the Hotel Cram was filled with unhappy tourists.   I could not have cared less.  Because from the rooftop, I could see the […]

Day Three of My Great Viking Adventure Part 2: Eating my way through Barcelona

My kind of town. Even the Medieval City pictured in this mosaic featuredfood stalls outside the city walls. Choose whatever Tapas you fancy. Then count the toothpicks. Five toothpicks at Sagardi rang up a tab of14 Euros with a glass of Rioja. La Boqueria is Barcelona’s […]

Day One of My Great Adventure 2: Getting there is hardly any fun at all

British Airways Flight 174 JFK to LHR The Cunard Line, whose ships have crossed the Atlantic since 1840, ran an Advertising campaign using the headline “Getting there is half the fun.” This was just as the first jets streaked across the Atlantic in hours instead of […]